Well July was so busy I forgot to send out our monthly update at the end of last week!
We started the month sharing Paul’s Story with over 50 students online from Bangor University. We had some wonderful feedback from this session, and we look forward to speaking there again. The next day, we joined up with Nesta Narbad, one of the amazing acute learning disability liaison nurses in Cardiff & Vale UHB to share in her learning disability awareness training day, sharing Pauls Story with over 50 Mental Health Nursing students at UHW. Hearing Paul’s Story can have a very positive and profound effect on the future practice of health care professionals, so we are delighted and very grateful to be given these opportunities.
We have been putting the finishing touches to our Family & Carer information booklets (more news on the launch of these next month!), speaking with Eluned who has been translating them into Welsh for us, and with Laura from Learning Disability Wales who has been arranging an Easy Read version, which will also be translated into Welsh! It is great to see them coming together after such a long time.
At the end of July, we were invited to speak at a monthly awareness and development event arranged by the learning and organisational development team at Swansea Bay UHB. We shared Paul’s Story and spoke about the importance of the mandatory Paul Ridd Learning Disability Awareness Training that is now live throughout the NHS in Wales. We urged all participants to carry out the training and they shared ideas on how they will promote it amongst their colleagues and teams, which we found really encouraging. We are very grateful to Swansea Bay for inviting us to speak with them.